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LUSH Skin’s Shangri La Moisturizer: Review

[ 0 ] February 5, 2009 |

Skin’s Shangri La moisturizer from LUSH is simply spectacular.  Before coming across this product, I often wondered how stars like Halle Berry or Jennifer Lopez got that glowing, dewy look.  Over the years, I searched (unsuccessfully) for a cream that would give that glow without clogging pores or turning my face into an oil slick.  My search is officially over.

Skin's Shangri La from LUSH gives that lovely, dewy look.

Skin's Shangri La from LUSH gives that lovely, dewy look.

In just a few days, Skin’s Shangri La moisturizer has become my favorite face cream relegating other products to the sidelines.  This cream seems perfect on all levels: price, performance and pleasant scent.

Price:  At $44.95 Cdn, I would consider this moisturizer to be reasonably-priced.  Yes, it is more expensive than a lot of drugstore brands but it is much, much cheaper than prestige products which make big promises but fail to deliver.

Performance:  Skin’s Shangri La contains a potent mix of antioxidants including fresh seaweed and wheatgrass water.  It also has cold-pressed almond and jojoba oils.  I have tried those oils in pure form – they did not work for me at all.  It seems they need to be ‘in bed’ with other ingredients like organic cocoa butter and evening primrose oil.  Great formulation.

Pleasant scent:  So not only is Skin’s Shangri La reasonably priced, loaded with antioxidants, and gives that much-sought-after dewy look, it also has a very pleasant scent – like soothing vanilla.  I don’t normally appreciate a vanilla scent in a face cream but this is a very mild fragrance.

In a span of a few days, I have already converted my mother and a friend to this product.  We all have different needs but this moisturizer delivers the goods.  Oily skin types who find this too rich may want to check out LUSH’s lightweight Gorgeous moisturizer (see my review).

One final note:  It would be great if Skin’s Shangri La moisturizer came in a pump bottle rather than a plastic tub but it is still worth it.  If potential contamination is a concern just use a tiny, plastic spatula.  All in all though, this is a wonderful product!

LUSH Skin’s Shangri La moisturizer.  Buy it here.

$44.95 for 45 grams

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